Construir a paz nas mentes dos homens e das mulheres

Making the leap to a rule of law

Efforts to establish a rule of law are high on the agenda and making headway in many countries. But effective application of rights for all is often encumbered by obstacles including the legacy of the past, neglect of customary law, wholesale transplantation rather than adaptation of foreign models, the primacy accorded to the market rather than public welfare, and lack of resources for enforcement.

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November 1999